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Title:A method to generate multivariate data with moments arbitrary close to the desired moments PDF Logo
Authors:Lyhagen, Johan
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 481
Abstract:We show how it is possible to generate multivariate data which have moments arbitrary close to the desired ones. They are generated as linear combinations of variables with known theoretical moments. It is shown how to derive the weights of the linear combinations in both the univariate and the multivariate setting. The use in bootstrapping is discussed and examplified with an Monte Carlo simulation where the importance of the ability of generating data with control of higher moments is shown.
Subjects:Monte Carlo
skewness
JEL:C15
C63
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance, EFI - The Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics

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